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  • MBS UPDATE: WHERES MY YSP?

    by AQ on March 02 2009, 6:52 PM
    MBS much wider to TSYs all day.... Closing Marks... FN30 _____________________________________ FN 4.0 -------->>>> + 0-10 to 98-13 from 98-03 FN 4.5 -------->>>> + 0-09 to 100-14 from 100-05 FN 5.0 -------->>>> + 0...
  • MBS UPDATE: HOME BUYER CREDIT

    by AQ on March 02 2009, 3:07 PM
    MBS is still holding steady and even improving vs. Treasuries. Here is a shot of the yield curve and stocks... Been getting more and more questions about the First Time Homebuyer's Tax Credit. Here is the most recent communication from the Treasury...
  • MBS UPDATE: REPRICE FOR BETTER YET?

    by AQ on March 02 2009, 2:03 PM
    MBS are hanging tough while stock markets continue to test new lows. TSYs are bouncing around a few bps while equities tip toe a fine line of risk and reward. Originators were sellers this morning...the Fed continues to provide support on the short side...
  • MBS MORNING: YAY FLIGHT TO SAFETY

    by AQ on March 02 2009, 10:52 AM
    Good Morning. MBS is playing follow the leader this morning. TSYs are rallying on a general flight to safety and MBS is steadily pacing the flattening yield curve. TSYs are outperforming the MBS stack...spreads wider. Rate sheets are better for some and...
  • MBS UPDATE: MUTTER MUTTER SNOW

    by AQ on March 02 2009, 10:44 AM
    So yeah I had your morning post juuust about done and guess what....I lost power and the blog software's auto save feature did NOT kick in... Here is a quick update while I re-write the morning post.... MBS are riding the coat tails of flight to quality...
  • MBS OPEN: GOOD MORNING MBS

    by AQ on March 02 2009, 8:26 AM
    lots of snow at MBS headquarters this morning.... FN30 _________________________________ FN 4.0 -------->>>> + 0-03 to 98-14 from 98-11 FN 4.5 -------->>>> +0-07 to 100-12 from 100-05 FN 5.0 -------->>>> + 0-02 to 101...
  • MBS WEEKLY: SHREDDING UW REGS

    by AQ on February 27 2009, 6:27 PM
    For the week... FN30 _____________________________________ FN 4.0 -------->>>> - 0-30 to 98-11 from 99-09 FN 4.5 -------->>>> -0-25 to 100-05 from 100-30 FN 5.0 -------->>>> - 0-10 to 101-22 from 102-00 FN 5.5 ----...
  • MBS ALERT: SELLING OFF

    by AQ on February 27 2009, 12:34 PM
    TSY yields are on the rise...MBS is selling off a few ticks. Possible Reprice for the worse on the horizon
  • MBS UPDATE: HIGH FIVE VIC

    by AQ on February 27 2009, 12:02 PM
    Good Morning Everyone...Happy Friday. TSYs are selling off on the wings of the curve and rallying through the belly. Today is the last trading day of the month so some MBS market participants will be making duration adjustments to their fixed income portfolios...
  • MBS OPEN: PRICE UPDATE AND A DOWNGRADE

    by AQ on February 27 2009, 8:19 AM
    At the open... FN30 _____________________________________ FN 4.0 -------->>>> - 0-02 to 98-09 from 98-11 FN 4.5 -------->>>> +0-01 to 100-12 from 100-11 FN 5.0 -------->>>> +0-02 to 101-26 from 101-24 FN 5.5 ------...
  • MBS CLOSE: TEARING APART LLPAs

    by AQ on February 26 2009, 7:34 PM
    Hi. From an interested bystanders perspective MBS trading was quite boring and uneventful today. sideways open. stable morning. slow lunch. steady close.....felt like a stalemate after yesterday. 3pm Closing Marks... FN30 _____________________________________...
  • MBS UPDATE: FED BUYS $24.999BN

    by AQ on February 26 2009, 3:22 PM
    ....of the $24.999BN.... 65% was used to purchase 4.5 MBS. The Federal Reserve averaged $4.99bn purchases per day in the five day reporting period. This brings total Fed purchases to $160.33bn ...32% of the allocated $500bn MBS still stable/SLIGHTLY better...
  • MBS UPDATE: HOOO-HUUUUUUUM

    by AQ on February 26 2009, 2:45 PM
    MBS still not moving.... Commercial banks and savings institutions insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) reported a net loss of $26.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2008, a decline of $27.8 billion from the $575 million that the...
  • MBS CORRECTION: WOOPS!

    by AQ on February 26 2009, 2:16 PM
    YIKES!!! I posted the wrong press release on the last blog. I was wondering why there was so much overseas participation in two consecutive auctions!!! Indirect Bid: 39% (that's still above average) I just posted on the comments of another blog that...
  • MBS UPDATE: RANGE BOUND

    by AQ on February 26 2009, 1:03 PM
    Whoa...time flies when youre having fun! I got totally sucked into Barack's Budget. CLICK ON ME to read it The stack has been sideways all day...not much movement either way. Up in coupon remains the bias...pretty boring day thus far for MBS FN30...
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